Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Season of KDE-2018

On the evening of 3rd January 2018, I received a mail from KDE SoK Management team. It was an amazing moment for me, I got to work on the project of SoK, an event of  KDE(Open Source Organization). In this project, I had to do two things
Prior to SoK I had never worked and used Kopete, so I started from the very beginning. First thing that I did was installing Kopete and started using it as a user and try to understand its working, I felt that it was a nice application which has many messaging services (e.g. Skype, Jabber, ICQ, MeanWhileBonjour, QQ etc) with lots of plugins like history, highlights, bookmarks, translator, text effects, contact notes and many others which are very useful for chatting. It was a nice experience. During the proposal drafting, I learned many things about the Kopete, protocols. For example, the AIM(AOL Instant Messenger) protocol is one of messaging service in the Kopete is outdated and no longer in use after the 15th December 2017.

This was the beautiful experience of learning for me to work in the KDE like a big open source community I lot about the protocols, C++, CMAKE, Object-Oriented Programming, Qt, unit test and the most important thing is how to work in the community and always be thankful to Vijay Krishnavashi, who mentor me in the program.

Link to KDE Status Report: here
Link to Weekly Status Reports on Mailing List: here
Link to patches: 1, 2, 3, 4
Reports Git Repository of the Kopete: here
Link to Proposal: here

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